I am not here to tell you what NOT to do, after all telling you what NOT to do is all that diets do. Instead, I am here to tell you what TO DO! Part of creating a healthy lifestyle and taking back control is breaking the perspectives derived from diets. So, today I want to highlight 2 important things that diets lack and if you don’t focus on these you will fall into that 92% that diets fail.
- Sleep! You might hear health professionals talk about how sleep will help you make better eating decisions.. .this is true! And, it’s much more than that. Proper sleep (7-8 hours/night) helps your metabolism, supports your adrenals, and regulates your hormones, and hormones have everything to do with weight loss and overall health. If you are not focusing on sleep you will struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Empower yourself! Diets tell you exactly what to do and when to do it. It’s easier to have someone tell you exactly what to do and act like a robot. However, it’s ineffective to not feel like you know why you are doing what you are doing and how to make choices day to day. Thus, I teach people to be students of their body/mind and learn as much as possible. I teach guiding principles that help people feel empowered such that they can learn, adapt, and sustain a healthy lifestyle!
These are only two examples of what all diets, no matter how good they might be, are lacking. There are many more examples! Remember, healthy living and weight control is much, much, much more than healthy eating. It’s healthy thinking, healthy actions, and being kind to yourself in the process.
Get out and enjoy the day!